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Technology Connections 20 dagar sedan
Alexandre Melo
Alexandre Melo 2 dagar sedan
do not cut it
Rylan Scott
Rylan Scott 5 dagar sedan
Steve McLean
Steve McLean 7 dagar sedan
How about a nice simple video on how the atomic clock works.
Nishant Desai
Nishant Desai 8 dagar sedan
I feel like you have spent lot of TIME watching VSauce in quarantine.
DehnusNorder 9 dagar sedan
Indeed! You're going for a Tony Blair :)
onyourjackjones 2 timmar sedan
I bought a flip clock radio 8 months ago after watching Groundhog Day. It’s not similar looking but I love it, they are great. The radio is good on it too. I set it to an 80s station,
Aaron P.
Aaron P. 17 timmar sedan
Dude, that was great!
Doxie Lain
Doxie Lain 19 timmar sedan
My Dad had one of these when I was a kid. It fascinated me. I'd sit on the floor and wait for it to flip. The hour changing was very exciting.
David Beamer
David Beamer 20 timmar sedan
The person with one clock or watch always knows what time it is. The person with *two* is never quite sure.
Tim Francoeur
Tim Francoeur Dag sedan
What if the clock in Groundhog Day just happened to accidentally be right that day? It would be accidentally exactly right every time.
Gacheru Mburu
Gacheru Mburu Dag sedan
Personal Account
Personal Account Dag sedan
“Dad where do babies come from” “Latent heat and the refrigeration cycle”
Bag of Nails
Bag of Nails Dag sedan
Stewart Lee has let himself go. ;p
Pineapple road
Pineapple road 2 dagar sedan
well, at least they arent as bad as my grans house, where the clock in every room seemed to display "local time"
JulianSauco 2 dagar sedan
You can remove the "Victrola" brand from stainless steel with paint remover and a cloth. Doesn't leave a scratch.
Thomas Long
Thomas Long 3 dagar sedan
My ears really perked up when I heard you say the "43" minute card was messed up on one of your clocks. For his birthday in 1971, my brother received a Soundesign flip clock radio. It was very impressive, except for one flaw. The "43" minute card was messed up (it would display "43" on one half and I think "44" on the other half. Strange coincidence.
Noxie 3 dagar sedan
I had a Mickey all mechanical clock (with the "tension key" that had to be turned every two days), it kept time very well comparing to my tissot and my old ipod (when it wasn't even called classic xD) and the alarm hand was damn precise, it was 1-2 minutes off max. It was bought at Disneyland Paris before 2000 and was made in Austria.
Victoria M
Victoria M 3 dagar sedan
Ah, another step in Alec's slow descent into even more madness.
Patrick Cardon
Patrick Cardon 3 dagar sedan
Mad scientist look for this video? :D ... it's alive ... ALIIIVEEEEE!!!
Ondrej Sedlak
Ondrej Sedlak 4 dagar sedan
I remember watching one of those giant flippy display boards at Prague main train station ages ago, flipping through all the combinations. I paid particular attention to the train type field, which whirred past with all the ususal Os (local), Ex (Express), IC (InterCity), EC (EuroCity) and to my surprise, it also quickly flipped past a TGV option. Later I also noticed an ICE (German high speed train) option which also never went to Prague. The TGV (French high speed train) never ran to Prague so this led me to believe they used to make one type of info board for all European train stations, loaded with every possible combination for all countries. Makes sense as creating various types of these boards would be a nightmare so best to just design a one type fits all and save a lot of dosh on development.
Alan Swanson
Alan Swanson 4 dagar sedan
I love this channel so much.
Jordan Toth
Jordan Toth 4 dagar sedan
He already made me buy a toaster... I guess I'm buying a clock now too 🙄
monsterhunter30001 4 dagar sedan
11:34 I see what you did there...
My Little Parody
My Little Parody 5 dagar sedan
Incalculable indeed.
Rosie Fay
Rosie Fay 5 dagar sedan
They show the time by displaying digits, so they're digital. "Digital" doesn't mean "electronic".
That Random Guy
That Random Guy 5 dagar sedan
"these clocks, When they're stopped, it's only right ONCE a day" Well..a broken digital clock is right zero times a day. So that idiom doesn't work anyways
Brandon Lewis
Brandon Lewis 5 dagar sedan
Well, you've set up quite the running joke for yourself. I expect to see callbacks to "latent heat, and the refrigeration cycle" every few videos, in perpetuity. You did this to yourself!
Butter 5 dagar sedan
The damage really is incalculable.
David Marvin
David Marvin 6 dagar sedan
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson 6 dagar sedan
That clock reminds me of a clock at a Starbucks near where I work. "Edinburgh Clock Company - London" it says on the dial. Uuuh, those two cities are like, 650km apart. Like, nearly the same distance from Los Angeles to Sacramento...
Jayden Gomez
Jayden Gomez 6 dagar sedan
Im so tired I heard time is time from time to time on time, now its time to get into time
Sean Darke
Sean Darke 6 dagar sedan
I am boosting engagement!
Johnny Rosenberg
Johnny Rosenberg 6 dagar sedan
We had a similar one in the late 1970’s, I remember. It also displayed date and day of week, I'm not sure if months were displayed as well, but I remember that we needed to manually turn the date to 1 after months that didn't have 31 days. Weekdays were coloured. Thursday was my favourite, it had a certain nuance of green that I liked, but I never liked the light blue Wednesdays… The time displayed 24-hour time, since that's what we use in my country, so no AM or PM (fm and em in my language).
Veremalus 6 dagar sedan
I enjoy your videos; but I'm upset that I enjoy your videos. Or, that I enjoy your videos, and I'm upset?
thcottie 6 dagar sedan
"latent heat and the refrigeration cycle" Me: 😮😁😁 "kidding!" Me: 😭😭
SheosMan117 6 dagar sedan
You know, another argument could be made about the flip. Some sort of symbolism for how he's repeating all the time?
Daniel Gordon
Daniel Gordon 6 dagar sedan
what are the clocks you used in the video?
Bugside almighty
Bugside almighty 7 dagar sedan
Welp, didn't know I needed this in my life and now do
RTD Laboratories
RTD Laboratories 7 dagar sedan
10:50 Well there's a future topic for you. Master/slave clock systems ;)
Andrew J
Andrew J 7 dagar sedan
hey i liked the latent heat and refrigeration cycle
Mike Dancy
Mike Dancy 7 dagar sedan
pitter patter, lets get at'er
Guy Tevis
Guy Tevis 7 dagar sedan
This man is a national treasure. 10/10 Would recommend him having a pbs time slot.
DesignVisStudios 7 dagar sedan
Mate, you should be providing a link to buy this thing on an amazon affiliate link. You just doubled the money you make from this channel: You're welcome.
David Hayward
David Hayward 7 dagar sedan
Can you do a video on how the station presets worked on old car AM/FM radios?
Skyfox 7 dagar sedan
I had one of those flip clocks when I was a kid back in the early to mid 80s. It was my alarm clock for many years and had only AM radio. I forget how or why it died, but I still have the rolodex of numbers that I got out of it when I scrapped it. I probably have the speaker too, but I don't know which speaker it would be.
BanjoGun 7 dagar sedan
To tell you how much effort he puts into these videos, The time he takes to just record is over triple the amount of time the actual video is, as indicated by the clocks. thank you for the quality videos my friend.
Goligo Go
Goligo Go 7 dagar sedan
I'm sorry if your going through hard times bud. Good news is whatever it is... you LOOK good! We all appreciate the hard work you put in. Great videos.
GQGeek81 7 dagar sedan
If you ever look at me like that again, I'm filing a restraining order.
James Barclay
James Barclay 7 dagar sedan
I’d like to see your take on radio synchronised clocks.
EconAtheist 8 dagar sedan
Anyone who ever thought **a flip clock** was digital really needs to be forced back into grade school, for society's own good.
thatguy431 8 dagar sedan
I love you.
Puppet Bike
Puppet Bike 8 dagar sedan
The Finger? Is it analog or digital?
raspucin70 8 dagar sedan
Now I have to go and watch Groundhog Day...again. Now I have to go and watch Groundhog Day...again.
phezter 8 dagar sedan
"NEW PARAGRAPH" I am going to use this
Juxtaposed Manifest
Juxtaposed Manifest 8 dagar sedan
“Is that Sonny and Cher?” Is that a Groundhog Day reference?? 😎
RetroGeet 8 dagar sedan
Jonathan Stout
Jonathan Stout 8 dagar sedan
this video had me flipping out
GhostMiner 8 dagar sedan
*2:40** why do you look like you want to kill the nonexistent cameraman?*
Lyndonlives 8 dagar sedan
Now I really, really want a Groundhog Day prop clock that only alternates between 5:59 and 6:00!
Madd the Sane
Madd the Sane 8 dagar sedan
I remember having an alarm clock like these, also bought in the thrift store. The alarm function also didn't match the exact time. It had a nice base alarm that would go off. And yes, the alarm was about three minutes fast.
Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone 8 dagar sedan
How much do you know about Micronesian slave trading?
Ryan McGuire
Ryan McGuire 9 dagar sedan
14:36 he says "lat little fact" instead of "that little fact"
Torsten Hehmann
Torsten Hehmann 9 dagar sedan
It would he funny, if the groundhog alarm would run at 5:55.
DasSkelett 9 dagar sedan
It's latent heat day. Again.
Fixitall Paul
Fixitall Paul 9 dagar sedan
If you drove this with a stepper motor would it then be digital?
Nikša 9 dagar sedan
As an owner of a 5$ chinese digital rubber hand watch which lags 30sec each day i can feel your pain.
James LaBarre
James LaBarre 9 dagar sedan
Why did it always go off at exactly 6AM? Because PLOT, that's why!!!! And did you see Techmoan's video on flip clocks? I also think TechTangents may have had one.
Brian Park
Brian Park 9 dagar sedan
This clock is digital. The fact that it is mechanical is irrelevant. Time is displayed in discrete units. From the synchronous motor (which digitally counts line cycles) to the gears (which have integer numbers of teeth), to finally, the release catch & display, everything is digital. You can't look at this clock and see "12:45 3/4". In "real" digital logic, all the transistors are analog amplifiers, clipped by the voltage limit to make it discrete, just like the catch on the flipper.
AetheralMeowstic 10 dagar sedan
Your episode on the CVD was quoted on Media Tropes.
MIDNIGHT STAR 10 dagar sedan
during this whole video i thought he was just a costumer service brained guy but during the bloopers i remembered he's just a normal human.
Rick 10 dagar sedan
Anyone know the thing at 4:05 ?
Brian Grey
Brian Grey 10 dagar sedan
Strong Oliver Platt/Oliver Babish, West Wing vibe with the slicked back long hair.
Incorrect Stuff Thingy
Incorrect Stuff Thingy 10 dagar sedan
You are turning from lawful good into chaotic neutral
That Sodding Gamer
That Sodding Gamer 10 dagar sedan
.....Yeah, the Groundhog Day thing IS going to bother me going forward. Thank you, _so much._
AustynSN 10 dagar sedan
I remember an orange flip clock my grandma had that I liked to play with. (which annoyed her because she constantly had to reset it when I visited.)
jj G
jj G 10 dagar sedan
Do they have any of these clocks that actually wind up instead of taking a battery? I remembered the one my mom had you wound it up... Maybe I'm mistaking that changing the time. Could have sworn they had wind up version. I'd buy one if I could find one
jj G
jj G 10 dagar sedan
I wanna buy one of these cause they're so cool but the decent ones are pretty expensive idk if I wanna spend 130 on a clock lol
Nick 10 dagar sedan
*video begins* *rubs eyes*
Scott Myers
Scott Myers 10 dagar sedan
“Isn’t that just the neatest thing ever?” Me: Yes! That’s seriously cool!
Pinus Niron
Pinus Niron 10 dagar sedan
So cool This chanel is great 👍👍
Joksan Alvarado
Joksan Alvarado 10 dagar sedan
To be very precise, those clocks are digitizing clocks. They have the mechanical equivalent of a sampling system, and even have a discrete display. Not only that, but the same could be said of digital computers having analog parts (such as clock oscillators) inside them and then having circuits that make such oscilaltions discrete. Sorry but to my eyes, those clocks are very digital, even if their internal time base is analog. This is pretty disinformative to be honest. A bit more research would've helped quite a bit.
Aaron Reichert
Aaron Reichert 10 dagar sedan
The perfect blend of knowledge and dad jokes.
Shea Lawson
Shea Lawson 10 dagar sedan
thats incredible actually
Lowell Arnett
Lowell Arnett 10 dagar sedan
I like the way your mind works!
armorhide406 10 dagar sedan
Subscribed for the pedantry and stuff about clocks being out of sync bothering you
Invisible Agents
Invisible Agents 10 dagar sedan
It great to see captain disillusion breaking out into other parts
V0JT4 11 dagar sedan
I guess you would love flip slave clock driven by master clock impulses. I have couple of them but this guy has quite a collection:
TheTuubster 11 dagar sedan
Well... I think "digital" in this case means, they only show time with digits.
Palmada 11 dagar sedan
Are... Are you OK?
Magnumi 11 dagar sedan
Never realized that the mechanism would be that simple! Thanks for the great explanation.
Blocked Block
Blocked Block 11 dagar sedan
Anyone know where I can get the flip clock shown at 0:30?
Sound Trek
Sound Trek 11 dagar sedan
Longer hair suits you!
Thomas 11 dagar sedan
1:56 "Some clocks even have a third hand that we call the second" Boy did you make me chuckle there!
WatchMeSayStuff 11 dagar sedan
If the alarm isn't tied to the mechanism and it "goes off when it wants to," i.e. it's unpredictable, then it is inevitable that it will go off exactly when it's supposed at some point. IN the case of the ground hogs day, it was the exact same moment in time happening again, all variables exactly as they were the previous time. It could very well just be that this moment happened to be the one lucky moment that the clock and alarm timer happened to sync up.
Hotlog 11 dagar sedan
🎵Time won't give me time🎵
Kevin Fondren
Kevin Fondren 11 dagar sedan
I was in the middle of a meal and heard "latent heat and refrigeration cycle" and I immediately turned to my phone while audibly expressing "WUT." love the channel by the way.
Ryan Coleman
Ryan Coleman 11 dagar sedan
I wanted to build one of those flip-card displays for the irish pub I worked for... my estimate was it would cost me about $2,000 to build it with the right number of cards to make the sign viable. But it would also weigh close to 250lbs... It never happened -- and the pub closed permanently due to COVID. :(
Randy Gonzalez
Randy Gonzalez 11 dagar sedan
Your videos are so pleasing, you're connecting me back to my childhood. There's such strange violence in this world, I'm currently recovering from viscious assaults that have consumed the last couple decades of my life, when the only thing I've ever wanted was to know stuff like this. I love technology and clever innovation, I've missed it so damn much.
skeptic moderate
skeptic moderate 11 dagar sedan
I thought digital clocks were called as such because they display digits rather than hands.
Rebecca Zimpleman
Rebecca Zimpleman 11 dagar sedan
Er maybe the clock was magic and was the source of the repeat? It sure seemed pretty prominent in the movies. Since they never went into WHY it was all happening, I get to tell myself whatever I want!
Eek-A-Mouse Fan
Eek-A-Mouse Fan 12 dagar sedan
I had one of these in the '80s and hadn't thought about it for 30 years until I saw this video.
Matt Logue
Matt Logue 12 dagar sedan
I didn't know that synching finger
Mark Welschmeyer
Mark Welschmeyer 12 dagar sedan
4:38 the wheel turns as the wheel wills
john delong
john delong 12 dagar sedan
When I got a time out as a child in the 1970s I had to stare at one of those flip clocks in the garage. Not a huge fan.
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